Lavapureeswarar Temple, Vilangadupakkam, Thiruvallur
Lavapureeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Vilangadupakkam Village near Red Hills in Thiruvallur District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Lavapureeswarar and Mother is called as Thiripurasundari. The Temple is believed to be more than 1000 years old.
It was believed that Lava (Lava – Kusa) had worshiped Lord Shiva of this temple.
There is an unfinished Rajagopuram in a dilapidated condition in the Temple. Presiding Deity is called as Lavapureeswarar. Nardana Ganapathi, Dhakshina Moorthy, Mahavishnu, Brahma and Siva Durgai – not standing on bull are the niche idols around the sanctum walls. Nandhi mandapam (Sevi Saitha Nandhi) with Palipeedam is found in the prakaram facing the sanctum. There is a Peepal Tree with a neem tree on a platform in the Temple premises.
Mother is called as Thiripurasundari. Mother shrine is in parallel with moolavar Sannadhi facing east on the Moolavar’s left side. Vaishnavi, Sankari, Narayani, Brahmini, and Vishnu Durgai are the niche idols around the sanctum walls. The Moolavar and Ambal Vimanams were constructed in recent years but the Maha Kumbabhishekam was not performed. There is mandapam / temple in front of the main temple in a dilapidated condition.
There is a shrine for Vinayagar in the outer prakaram and there are lot of Shiva Lingam reliefs on the walls. There are shrines for Suryan, 63 Nayanmars, Naalvar, Nagalingam, Maha Ganapathy, Bala Ganapathy, Saraswathy, Lakshmi, Paathala Lingam, Bootha Lingam, Kashi Viswanathar Lingam Valli Devasena Sri Subramaniyar, Navagrahas (Suryan is little higher), Kaala Bairavar, Chandran and Sandikeswarar in the inner prakaram.
The Temple is located at about 100 meters from Vilangadupakkam Bus Stop, 4 Kms from Redhills, 6 Kms from Redhills Bus Terminus, 7 Kms from Puzhal, 10 Kms from Cholavaram, 12 Kms from Minjur, 13 Kms from Minjur Railway Station, 18 Kms from Chennai Central Railway Station, 19 Kms from Egmore Railway Station, 30 Kms from Chennai Airport, 17 Kms from Chennai and 44 Kms from Thiruvallur. Town bus route no 56K is passing through the village from Red hills to Tollgate. Frequency is limited. Town bus route No 38G passing through the village from Broad way to Vzhuthugaimedu.